About the NLC

The National Liturgical Council is the principal advisory body to the Bishops Commission for Liturgy. The mandate of the Bishops Commission can be located under Commissions on the Australian Catholic Bishops website.

The Council is supported in its work by the National Office for Liturgy and the Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission.

The membership of the Council is:

  • Most Rev Mark Coleridge (Chairman)
  • Most Rev. Paul Bird, CSsR
  • Most Rev Max Davis DD
  • Bishop Peter Elliott
  • Most Rev. Geoffrey Jarrett

(These Bishops constitute the Bishops Commission for Liturgy.)

  • Rev. Dr Barry Craig
  • Dr Clare Johnson
  • Mrs Sophy Morley
  • Rev Brian Nichols Adm
  • Mrs Jenny O’Brien
  • Rev Mgr Patrick O’Regan EV
  • Dr Paul Taylor (Executive Secretary)
  • Dr Bill Griffiths

The Council is also served by a number of consultants who assist in its work:

  • Rev Dr David Orr OSB PP (Senior Consultant)
  • Sr Kerry Willison RSM (Senior Consultant)
  • Ms Denise Braddon
  • Rev Dr Tom Elich PP
  • Sr Judy Foster SGS
  • Sr Louise Gannon RSJ
  • Rev Dr Russell Hardiman
  • Mrs Elizabeth Harrington
  • Very Rev Ken Howell VF
  • Mr Paul Mason
  • Ms Julie Kelly
  • Mrs Cathy Murrowood
  • Sr Ilsa Neicinieks RSM
  • Rev Dr Frank O’Loughlin PP
  • Dr Carmel Pilcher RSJ
  • Rev Don Richardson PP
  • Mrs Mary Schwartz
  • Rev. Dr Christopher Willcock SJ
  • Rev. Peter Williams, VG
  • Dr Geoffrey Cox (Music Consultant)
  • Dr Bill Griffiths (Music Consultant)
  • Mr Bernard Kirkpatrick (Music Consultant)

There are two Boards that provide specialist advice to the Bishops Commission for Liturgy through the National Liturgical Council. They are:

National Liturgical Music Board

  • Very Rev Peter G. Williams VG (Chairman)
  • Dr Geoffrey Cox
  • Rev Dr William Jordan
  • Very Rev Ken Howell VF
  • Mrs Cathy Murrowood
  • Mrs Jenny O’Brien
  • Dr Paul Taylor
  • Rev Dr Christopher Willcock SJ
  • Mr Bernard Kirkpatrick (Secretary)

National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board

  • Rev Dr Stephen Hackett MSC PP (Chairman)
  • Sr Rosemary Crumlin RSM
  • Rev Dr Tom Elich PP
  • Mr Andrew Kirkbride
  • Rev Charles Portelli PP
  • Most Rev Philip Wilson DD
  • Very Rev Peter G. Williams VG
  • Mr Harry Stephens (Secretary)

 

NATIONAL LITURGICAL COUNCIL

The Council is the principal liturgical advisory body to the Bishops Commission for Liturgy. The Council is supported in its work by the National Office for Liturgy and the Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

These pages will assist parish clergy, lay liturgical ministers and members of the liturgical assembly with resources that they can use to assist in the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal (2002).

If you have any specific questions relating to the resource material on this website please email Executive Secretary: Dr Paul Taylor


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